Garden-Fresh Salad (One serving with dressing)

Olive Garden - Garden-Fresh Salad (One serving with dressing) has a average-calorie, average-carb, high-fat and average-protein content.

The food contains 22g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. Its low sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 5 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

However, the high fat content makes it unsuitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is high in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. In terms of Polyunsaturated Fat content it is ranked in the bottom 20% of all food items. It is also ranked in the bottom 20 percentile in terms of its Monounsaturated Fat content, which are considered among "good fats".

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a very high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet.

Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 27, for Olive Garden - Garden-Fresh Salad (One serving with dressing), and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein6%
 Calories from Fat68%
 Calories from Carbs26%

Why this is good for you

  • No Cholesterol

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 350 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 26 g 40%

Saturated Fat 4.5 g 22.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1930 mg 80.4%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g 7.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 5 g 10%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium Iron

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Source: http://www.nutritionix.com/olive-garden/garden-fresh-salad-one-serving-with-dressing Embed Table:

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